Every September our school job center opens. Children in Key Stage 2 classes can apply for the different roles available that include School Council, Digital Leaders, Science Leaders and Sports Leaders. They complete an application form and submit it to the Leadership Team. (See below for an example of the application form) Applications are then shortlisted and children are invited for an interview. Children applying for School Council are voted in by their class mates. All successful candidates wear different coloured jumpers and meet fortnightly with a member of the Leadership Team.
At Snowsfields we have a group of children who help support the delivery and development of ICT within the School. Since their introduction at Snowsfields in 2012, they have worked hard to improve not only their own subject knowledge but that of other pupils within the school. They are always on hand to support in lessons and at times run lunch clubs for children across the Key Stages. During Digital Leader meetings, the children are given the opportunity to try out new technology and software before it is introduced to the school, and are subsequently consulted as to whether it would fit within our curriculum. We believe it is important to take in and understand the views of the children as it is ultimately them who will gain and benefit the most from what we choose to introduce.
Our Sports Leaders have a passion for sports as well as healthy choices. They attend meetings to discuss sport and health, reporting on ideas and suggestions from their peers. They encourage others to make healthy choices at lunchtime. The Sports Leaders also support children to be active in the playground as well as helping to collect playtime equipment and keeping the resources tidy. In the summer term they will assist in organising Health Week and will be helping with relevant assemblies. Our Sports Leaders are raising the profile of sport and healthy living throughout the school.
This year, Snowsfields Primary School held interviews for Science Leaders. Many pupils with a passion for Science applied for the roles and after interviews were held, four pupils were appointed. Alongside promoting Science amongst their peers, they will help shape how Science is taught in our school. They will attend regular meetings with members of staff and liaise with teachers, giving feedback from pupils about Science lessons. They will also help to plan assemblies and deliver them to the rest of the school.
Every September each class from Year 3 to Year 6 nominate and vote for a girl and boy to represent their class on our School Council. Those chosen in Year 6 become our Head Boy and Head Girl. The School Council wear red jumpers and meetings are held once a fortnight. They are expected to be positive role models to the other pupils, and take on additional responsibilities around the school.
Snowsfields is a great school and as head girl, I am going to make sure that everyone’s voice is heard. I am going to work very hard to make sure that my behaviour is always of a very high standard and that I am being a role model at all times.
If I witness any behaviour that is unacceptable, instead of supporting it, I will speak to the person as well as inform an adult to make sure that it does not happen again.
I will help to make the school a much better place by inspiring the other pupils to be the best that they can be!
I wanted to be head boy of Snowfields Primary School because I want to make school a more pleasant and better place. I also wanted to make sure that children who are new to Snowsfields and existing children are happy and feel assured to take part in social activities.
Now that I am Head Boy, I can help to make the school a happier place by reducing the any misbehaviour around the school. I have been at Snowsfields for almost eight years and I have not decided to leave because I always feel happy and safe at school. In addition, everything is fair and evenly distributed. The teachers and TAs always set out to push us past our limits and further, as well as encouraging a resilient attitude.
In our school, we have the opportunity to learn and become authors. In 2019, some of our year five pupils got the opportunity to illustrate a Guy Fox book and to our delight, the books were published for all to see! Furthermore, we get to travel to fun places and meet prominent people like Lady Hale! Finally, we get to learn fun and helpful things in all topics and lessons.
So now, you see why I wanted to be Head Boy.